Graduate QS

  • Cardiff
  • Permanent / Full Time
Building & Construction
£25000 - £28000 per year
Job ref: 524958

Graduate Project and Cost Managers
We are working with a long‐established family business specialising in civil & structural engineering and project and cost management consultancy. A sustainably growing business with around 45 staff. In business since 1988 we have developed a reputation for both practical and innovative designs and an ability to engineer solutions to make complex schemes successful.
Seeking bright, energetic and aspirational project / cost managers to join their growing team.
With sector leading management skills and a diverse and growing portfolio of complex, operational
led projects, for innovative clients means they have long term opportunities to sustain and accelerate your career path.
Apply for the role if:

  • You have a passion for project and cost management
  • You wish to become involved in programme development, procurement advice and procurement management, project reporting, change control, budget development, cost control, contract administration and risk management.
  • Accountability, responsibility and diversity motivate you
  • You would like your voice to be heard
  • You are technically capable, open minded, inquisitive, and committed to continually improve
  • You are a strong communicator, collaborative and empathetic

Responsibilities include:

  • Graduate Project / Cost Managers will be able to learn skills quickly, working for a mix of both internal and external clients
  • Contribute to the full project management project lifecycle: from early stage budgeting and procurement advice; executing project procurement exercises for public and private sector clients; delivering contracts, administering contracts, managing change control and project programmes, proactively reporting projected outcomes and proactively taking actions to mitigate possible impacts to project success; evaluating and responding to project risk
  • Frequently our clients are busy, operational focussed clients, whom rely upon the quality of our advice and the proactivity in our delivery. You will be a valuable part of the team responsible for managing successful delivery for their projects;
  • Collaborate with colleagues, contractors and clients to understand both the commercial, operational performance and implications of designs and procurement strategies Independently and with Senior support, communicate directly with Clients through project development stages

Skills / Qualifications Required:

  • Project Management / Cost Management degree and / or Masters;
  • Full, clean drivers’ licence is advantageous;
  • Ability to work using own initiative and demonstrate a methodical approach;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • We pay fair to market leading salaries;
  • Agile/flexible working to support the personal lives of staff;
  • 24 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays, 3/4 are mandated to be taken at Christmas
  • when the office shuts down);
  • Additional one day annual leave allowance for every 5 years in employment;
  • Life insurance and life assurance policies and a health care cash plan (Westfield);
  • Contributory pension scheme (7%);
  • We pay professional institution membership fees (APM, RICS; etc.);
  • We provide a pathway to Professional Membership;
  • Formal, external training courses;
  • Regular in‐house peer‐to‐peer training sessions and regular external lunchtime CPD sessions;
  • and
  • Social benefits (football, yoga, charity support).

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